2019 EXHIBITION  31 AUG- 1 SEP

 

Oak Hall, Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School

213 Wonga Road, Warranwood,3134

Sea Rythym by Irene Majer

ARTIST NOTES: I aim to achieve high contrast in tone colour and texture. In this painting I have used acrylic paint, oil pastels, touches of reflective media including real white gold and silver. Some of the fish have been enhanced with a 2pak high gloss resin. I enjoy painting familiar shapes coupled with an abstract approach and a plan to create visually uplifting works inspired by nature. As I work I am thinking of balance, colour, contrast, harmony.

Features

DIMENSIONS (Height - 90.00 cm X Width - 120.00 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Mixed Media on Stretched Canvas
GENRE Contemporary
REGISTERED NRN # 000-3123-0156-01
COPYRIGHT © Irene Majer
PRIZES AND AWARDS No Awards
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Artist: Irene Majer



ARTIST BIO

I paint familiar shapes coupled with an abstract approach and a plan to create visually uplifting works inspired by the natural beauty, colours and patterns found in the environment.

Irene’s process

I begin with three layers of Gesso to give my work a solid base. The first layer is grey followed by two white. My next step (in many but not all artworks) is to freely cover the entire canvas with overlapping colours using a variety of paints, my favourite being Atelier flow and Interactive. As I work I am thinking of balance, colour, contrast, harmony. Once I am satisfied with the overall effect, I then search for interesting colour combinations, that I keep and form into whatever shape I am working with. The rest I paint over. In many of my paintings I use touches of reflective media including real gold leaf before enhancing some of the designs with high gloss resin. Lastly I sign my artwork and apply a protective seal.

I am particularly inspired by my time spent around the coast, both on land and underwater. The combination of my studies in Art and Design, experience working as a designer, clay modellor and dive-master has all helped to influence and form my full time art practice.

My intention is to create works that evoke memories of places and time or just create an uplifting feeling. I work with a purpose of forming interesting colour combinations, complex and varied within my shapes.

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Irene was born in Melbourne where she studied Art and Design. She is a qualified Industrial Designer and a PADI Divemaster.

Irene has recently returned to Melbourne (2014) after living in Tropical North Queensland for 27 years. 

Exhibitions:

2017:

Art in Tune, Mornington Art Exhibition,

2016:

Colours and Contrasts (Solo Exhibition) Eagles Nest Gallery, Bayside Art Show, Surf Coast Arts Exhibition, Moonee Valley Art Show, Bundoora Homestead Art Show, Mornington Art Exhibition,

2015:

Linden Postcard Show, Surf Coast Arts Exhibition, Bayside Art Show, Camberwell Art Show

2014

Bayside Art Show, Camberwell Art Show

Oct 2013  Tanks Art Centre Cairns, Artists of the North 'Circle of Life'   AWARD: Grand prize winner

Dec 2012  Cairns Regional Gallery, CAS 66th annual exhibition

Memberships:

Surf Coast Arts

Anglesea Art House

Proffessional Career:

1977 - 1981        Ford Motor Co.                 Automotive Clay Modeler

1982                    Channel 9 Studios          Set Designer

1983 - 1986       Ford Motor Co.                  Automotive Color and Trim Designer

1987 - 1990       Mike Ball Watersports     PADI Divemaster

1990 - 2014       Irene Majer Designs        Mother and Self employed Artist producing art, textiles and ceramics.

Irenes works are held in many private collections around the world.



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